FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 October 17

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Meeting Participants:

Wiki News

  • Problem with the CSS - bullets fixed last week but lines in tables still don't show. Engineers are aware, but feedback never hurts.

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Purpose and life of the Wiki 15 minutes

  • How does interactive teaching (see affect the effort and the content we put into the wiki? How long will this wiki be useful?
  • Then the typical agenda: 1) Progress reports; 2) Church Records and Libraries tweaks; 3) Strategies: how to find birth information (US/Utah).

Progress reports Balance of meeting

  • Birth task: 1898-present segment:
  • Neighboring counties clickable maps: Weber County example
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimizer)
    • The practice paragraph for Beaver County moved it from page 14 to page 2.
    • The paragraph was NOT part of the Google description. (Show it)
    • Needs tweaking so still effective, yet more subtle
  • From last week: "Expect to finish task descriptions for these areas of the counties: Libraries, History, Church"
    • Results - not completed, progress. Tweaks needed.
    • Tried an SEO paragraph in the Church records pages
    • Names of Church records pages: are they good for SEO?
    • Heading title Church records
  • How to Find Birth Information in the United States: See email from James

From previous meetings (no progress):

  • Get documentation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
  • Do the county newspaper pages - Wilma
  • Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
  • Utah Record Selection Table needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)

Idea share

In progress reports this week

Ideas we won't forget

  • Tip Bank